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Harold Hems FRPS (1921-2012)
- Published 23rd January 2012
Harold Hems FRPS has died aged 90 years. Harold served on The Society's Associate and Fellowship distinctions panels until he stood down in 1991. He joined The Society in 1951, becoming an Associate in 1951 and a Fellow in 1953. He remained a member until his death.
Harold was a keen naturalist and is most widely known, with his wife Margaret for the discovery in 1990 of a pelvic bone of what became known as the West Runton elephant. The fossil remains helped scientists to re-create prehistoric north Norfolk as a rich landscape of meandering rivers, with swamps and reeds and areas of woodland, roamed by wandering bears, mammoths, wild boars, rhinos and deer.
A full obituary appeared in The Telegraph and can be found here: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/science-obituaries/9031186/Harold-Hems.html